Chinese New Year 2008

This year’s cny is kinda different if you know what I mean.

The afternoon of the eve, louis and weiyi came my house and we watched Gridiron Gang on dvd. Reunion was at a restaurant at Tanjong Katong, good thing was that my dad was willing to join my aunties after so long. it was a good traditional many-course dinner. the first day afternoon we went to visit my dad’s side relatives. it’s kinda sad that till today, I still don’t know who’s who from my dad’s side, and only roughly here and there. heck I don’t even know the names of those around the same age as me. what a shame. i wished I had the chance to know them when I was younger. the next few days were spent visiting relatives as usual, one day for each relative for my mum’s side.

on friday night me louis weiyi and jere we went to watch Gone Baby Gone. it’s a pretty (long) contemplative crime thriller with lots of twists, and at the end of it, you’re made to think whether the actor made a right choice, whether he “did the right thing”. after the movie we wanted to chill at timbre, but it was too crowded, so we took a walk around boat quay and clarke quay and finally settled at the alfresco area at an italian restaurant along clarke quay. pizzas and ice cream, not too bad. we had a long chat about church and stuff.

saturday was the best. went to yuan kang’s house in the afternoon. one of our better gatherings so far cos 12 people came in total. his mum was very kind and generous! we had lou yu sheng and great tim sum from crystal jade takeaway. then some played mahjong while others played xbox and bridge. although got a bit boring towards the end until it was time for dinner. and his parents were generous again to treat us dinner at a chinese restaurant nearby. we had nice handmade minced meat noodles along with fried and steamed dumplings, jellyfish vegetables, and tang yuan. we were very full but his mum insisted to order more dishes so that yk won’t embezzle the rest of the money lol. I think we should buy something for yk in return. after dinner, we went for a short walk at east coast park before going home.

today after church I went out with jon, drove to gardens and ate at astons. we decided to go sls and bugis for a walk. asked a shop if got iphone and the person quoted $1200. daylight robbery man. Bugis was crowded but we saw some interesting stuff. after that we drove to haji lane where there was some underground clothes shop which I never been before, and also to army market. first time that I really shopped there, didn’t know got nice clothes and accessories there too. not too bad.

chris is now in australia, so now one less person to go out with.

Switchfoot – Let That Be Enough

I wish I had what I needed
To be on my own
‘Cause I feel so defeated
And I’m feeling alone

And it all seems so helpless
And I have no plans
I’m a plane in the sunset
With nowhere to land

And all I see
It could never make me happy
And all my sand castles
Spend their time collapsing

Let me know that you hear me
Let me know your touch
Let me know that you love me
Let that be enough

It’s my birthday tomorrow
No one here could know
I was born this Thursday
22 years ago

And I feel stuck
Watching history repeating
Yeah, who am I?
Just a kid who knows he’s needy

Let me know that you hear me
Let me know your touch
Let me know that you love me
And let that be enough